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From snatching to sharing…..the benefits of emotionally focused group work

When I first met Jake he was in the outdoor area of his reception class trying to negotiate with the teaching assistant why he should stay on the bike he was riding round and not let another child have a … Continue reading

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Managing SATs stress in schools

Decided to try something different. Here is my first video blog. What do you think?

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Creating a welcoming environment in classs

This week as i have been going to the different schools i work in i have been very aware of how it feels in each school and within the classes that i visit to observe the children. Some of the … Continue reading

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The Impact of Domestic Violence on Children

Children who grow up in a family where there is domestic violence learn powerful lessons about the use of control, intimidation and force in relationships. They learn that aggression is part of everyday life and it is acceptable to shout … Continue reading

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“Everyone’s will be better than mine”

This is what a 9 year old told his class teacher this week after she asked him why he kept rubbing his work out all the time. For this child, his strong sense of “i’m not good enough” is having … Continue reading

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“You’re just being lazy”…..

I overheard a conversation between a 9 year old and his support worker this week that made me think about how easily we can misinterpret what children are trying to tell us. They were sat outside the class doing some … Continue reading

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A Practical way to help a child express their feelings

Here’s one for anyone at home with kids as well as schools and play workers. If a child needs help to manage their feelings of anger and frustration, offer them a large scribble pad and pens or crayons for them … Continue reading

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What is my book about?

I’ve had a few requests for an overview of my book and thought it might be useful to share this on my blog as well as publishing short extracts. So, for those of you who don’t already know…. For many … Continue reading

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Children who are overly self reliant

Another extract from my book In order for children to develop a sense of independence and ability to depend on themselves it helps if they have had an experience of being able to depend on an adult who has responded … Continue reading

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